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Rigid-bar loading on pregnant uterus and development of pregnant abdominal response corridor based on finite element biomechanical model, Article International Journal for Numerical Methods in Biomedical Engineering ; Volume 36, Issue 1 , January , 2020 ; Ahmadian, M. T ; Mohammadi, H ; Sharif University of Technology
During pregnancy, traumas can threaten maternal and fetal health. Various trauma effects on a pregnant uterus are little investigated. In the present study, a finite element model of a uterus along with a fetus, placenta, amniotic fluid, and two most effective ligament sets is developed. This model allows numerical evaluation of various loading on a pregnant uterus. The model geometry is developed based on CT-scan data and validated using anthropometric data. Applying Ogden hyper-elastic theory, material properties of uterine wall and placenta are developed. After simulating the “rigid-bar” abdominal loading, the impact force and abdominal penetration are investigated. Findings are compared...
Ph.D. Dissertation Sharif University of Technology ; Ahmadian, Mohammad Taghi ; Firoozbakhsh, Keikhosrow ; Mohammadi, Hadi
Nowadays, the use of vehicles is inevitable for all people including pregnant females. Vehicle vibrations during passing road bumps and holes is one of the pregnant females’ concerns. The aim of the present study is to develop a biomechanical model of a Uterus and Fetus Set (UFS) to evaluate its response to the inferior excitation, caused by the vehicle passing over speed bumps. The most important innovation of this research is "Analysis of the effect of vehicle speed and speed bumps characteristics on the risk of injury to the fetus." "Modeling the pregnant uterus complex separately from other abdominal organs", "Biomechanical modeling based on CT scan data from a real subject", "Providing...
Article Physiological Measurement ; Volume 30, Issue 8 , 2009 , Pages 729-743 ; 09673334 (ISSN) ; Mohd Ali, M. A ; Zahedi, E ; Sharif University of Technology
Cardiotocograph (CTG) is widely used in everyday clinical practice for fetal surveillance, where it is used to record fetal heart rate (FHR) and uterine activity (UA). These two biosignals can be used for antepartum and intrapartum fetal monitoring and are, in fact, nonlinear and non-stationary. CTG recordings are often corrupted by artifacts such as missing beats in FHR, high-frequency noise in FHR and UA signals. In this paper, an empirical mode decomposition (EMD) method is applied on CTG signals. A recursive algorithm is first utilized to eliminate missing beats. High-frequency noise is reduced using EMD followed by the partial reconstruction (PAR) method, where the noise order is...
Article Journal of Biomechanics ; Volume 118 , March , 2021 ; 00219290 (ISSN) ; Ahmadian, M. T ; Mohammadi, H ; Sharif University of Technology
Elsevier Ltd 2021
Pregnant vehicle occupants experience relatively large acceleration when the vehicle passes a speed-bump. In this paper, the effect of such sudden acceleration on a pregnant uterus is investigated. A biomechanical model representing the fundamental dynamic behaviors of a pregnant uterus has been developed. The model relates to the 32nd week of gestation when the fetus is in head-down, occipito-anterior position. Considering the drag and squeeze effects of the amniotic fluid, we derive a comprehensive differential equation that represents the interaction of the uterus and fetus. Solving the governing equation, we obtain the system response to different speed-bump excitations. Using the fetal...